Our commitment to the environment
All B&C projects are filtered through the “lowest environment impact possible” filter.
TEXTILE EXCHANGE ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organisation that works closely with their members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibres, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks. Textile Exchange identifies and shares best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population.
The mission of Textile Exchange is to inspire and equip people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain*. Textile Exchange focuses on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects.
The Cotton Group is an active member of Textile Exchange.
B&C GREEN WAREHOUSE IN BERINGEN
ENERGY PRODUCED 9.250 mWh
which equals the energy consumption of 2.250 families
LOCAL GREEN ENERGY ACCOUNTS
REDUCTION CO2-EMISSIONS 85,5 TONS per year
ENERGY PRODUCED 1.000 mWh
which equals the energy consumption of 250 families
Use of LED lights inside and outside the buildings
REDUCTION CO2-EMISSIONS 10,5 TONS per year
NATURAL GAS HEATING
REDUCTION CO2-EMISSIONS 7,3 TONS per year
TOTAL CO2-EMISSIONS REDUCTION 103,3 TONS PER YEAR
Transport represents around 6% of the greenhouse gas emissions in a garment’s lifecycle. By choosing the right modes of transport, we can reduce this impact even further.
1. We use sea freight rather than air freight from factories to the port in Antwerp. We use barges rather than trucks to transport our products from the port to our warehouses.
2. To decrease the impact of transport to wholesalers’ warehouses, we have based our warehouse in a very central location and in a non-congested traffic zone to reduce CO2 emissions created by lorry transport.
3. We also ask and encourage the transport companies we use to make more environmentally friendly decisions.